Episode 230 - B1G Picture: Nebraska

Listener favorite Mike'l Severe returns to preview Nebraska plus Rich and Max talk roster news, Media Days, and debate the best linebacker of the last 30 years.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Welcome back Mike’l Severe from Omaha.com(somewhere in middle internet)
  • 3:00 What went wrong with Riley?
  • 4:15 What changes with the hiring of Frost?
  • 6:30 Why all the roster turnover?
  • 7:30 Who to know on defense
  • 11:15 How does 2018 play out?
  • 12:15 The mid term future for Frost
  • 15:15 Let’s talk about Northern Illinois
  • 17:30 Moving Lyles to DL
  • 20:00 Brodner and Guerrendo
  • 21:45 Brett Connors
  • 23:30 Weight changes
  • 25:45 Max meets Arrington Farrar and Chris Orr
  • 29:45 Mitchell in Manitowoc on the appropriate DL concern and Edwards > Borland
  • 42:00 Dave in Brookfield on the Gary Andersen hire
  • 48:00 Cord cutting
       

Episode 229 - B1G Picture: Michigan

Kyle Rowland joins the podcast to preview the 2018 Wolverines, and then Rich and Max discuss the "Bielema Paradox", revisit bag men, and take a 2nd look at their receiver exercise from episode 228

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:00 A less verbose intro... or is it?
  • 2:45 Welcome Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade
  • 3:15 Were expectations in 2017 fair?
  • 6:00 What will the offense look like and what are the names to know?
  • 9:45 Is the defense gonna be really solid? Better than last year?
  • 13:30 Big Ten East Champs or bust!!!
  • 15:45 Is this season all about beating OSU?
  • 19:00 Max has lower expectations for UM
  • 22:45 Steve in Portland on where the losses may come from
  • 31:45 The Bielema paradox
  • 40:00 Badger Bob on Godfrey’s conclusions in his articles on Bag men
  • 45:15 Sactown Andy on the pass catcher breakdown
  • 49:00 Buy R Swag
  • 50:15 Send us emails
  • 50:30 Review R Pod
       

Episode 227 - B1G Picture: Iowa

Scott Dochterman previews the Iowa Hawkeyes plus Rich and Max  talk about the potential for Kayden Lyles' to move to nose guard and the relative strength of Iowa and Wisconsin as football programs. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Max, the college football polygamist
  • 4:00 Welcome back Scott Dochterman soon to be of the Athletic
  • 4:30 A look back at 2017
  • 7:30 A look at the running game
  • 15:00 Will the defense be able to replace the LB’s?
  • 23:00 A look at the 2018 schedule
  • 28:30 Rich no longer views Iowa as an equal
  • 37:00 Ty(ler in) Deforest on Kaden Lyles to the D Line
  • 45:30 Max leaves for his exacting social schedule
  • 46:15 Rich did a Nebraska pod
  • 47:00 Buy merch!
  • 48:30 Rich quit the cable... and yelled at kids (not his) to get off his lawn
       

Episode 226 - B1G Picture: Rutgers

Rich and Max preview Rutgers with James Kratch before discussing how the Badgers might manage the injuries to Rand and Loudermilk, what "shutting down your recruitment" really means and work through some listener mail.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Back for the 3rd week in a row
  • 2:45 Welcome James Kratch from nj.com
  • 3:15 A look back at 2017
  • 4:45 SO many offensive coordinators
  • 11:30 Turnover on the DL
  • 14:45 Will the defense still be a strength?
  • 18:00 Does Ash have to make a bowl in 18?
  • 22:00 Rich lives Rutgers like Max loves Iowa... and NIU... and Illinois... and
  • 23:15 The suddenly thin Badger DL
  • 33:45 Does Mertz shutting it down mean anything?
  • 39:30 Journal Sentinel Jesse on being sentimental
  • 41:30 Scoreboard Brin on Milwaukee football recruiting
  • 47:30 Hawking Merch
       

Episode 225 - B1G Picture: Northwestern

Rich discusses Northwestern with Adam Hoge before he's joined by Max to break down the impact of the injuries to Garret Rand and Isaiah Loudermilk for 2018.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:30 Lysol wipes on a keyboard is a no-no
  • 4:00 Welcome back Adam Hoge
  • 5:30 2017’s quietest 10 win season
  • 7:30 Clayton Thorson’s return
  • 9:30 Who else is of note for the 2018 offense?
  • 12:15 Northwestern’s lack of explosiveness
  • 14:15 Will the defense be as good as last year?
  • 18:15 Expectations for 2018
  • 27:45 2018 UW football as 2014-15 UW basketball
  • 28:45 The impact of the DL injuries
  • 40:00 Goofer QB
  • 42:30 P.O.D. Breaks down Sota
  • 44:00 Steve in Portland on the media’s perception of the Badgers
  • 47:45 Pat in MKE on the lack of football talent in MKE
  • 55:30 Shirts, hoodies AND hats!
           

    Episode 224 - B1G Picture: Minnesota

    Kyle Goblirsch previews the Gophers and Rich and Max discuss the assistant coach pay raises and work through some listener mail regarding Jim Leonhard and the defensive side of the ball. 

    SHOW NOTES

    • 1:45 Your main source for Elite 11 talk
    • 3:00 Welcome back Kyle Goblirsch from Minnesota 24/7
    • 3:30 Was the plan evident to see in 2017?
    • 6:00 Is the talent improving?
    • 9:45 What does the 2018 offense look like and who to watch
    • 15:45 Looking for a transfer QB?
    • 21:00 The 2018 defense and who to watch
    • 27:15 The prospects for 2018
    • 32:00 Assistant Coach salaries
    • 45:30 Ryan in Glenview on defense system vs coaching
    • 49:00 Balky in SLC on changing the style of play to suit opponents
    • 52:30 Max uses advanced hyperbole
    • 55:00 A plug for Crooked Letters
    • 1:00:45 We’re making hats... we’ll let you know when and how
           

    Episode 223 - B1G Picture: Purdue

    Mike Carmin previews the Boilermakers in Jeff Brohm's 2nd year plus Rich and Max dissect the national title talk in the media of late. 

    SHOW NOTES

    • 1:15 We always do Purdue early
    • 2:30 Welcome back Mike Carmin from JC Online
    • 3:15 Was last year's defensive success a surprise?
    • 5:45 How much hype surrounds the 2018 season?
    • 8:00 What to expect from the offense
    • 11:00 WR and the JUCO route
    • 13:00 How good is the defense going to be this year and who to watch?
    • 15:30 A glance at the schedule
    • 18:45 Jake in Madison is the listener of the week
    • 20:45 Dylan in VA on the Badger players talking NC
    • 33:30 Travis in St Louis on what would be a disappointment
    • 35:15 Thoughts on the de-commits
           

    Episode 195 - B1G Picture: Michigan & Sacred Cows of Badger Football

    Rich and Max are joined by old friend Space Coyote and answer listener mail that includes challenging some Sacred Cows of Badger Football.

    SHOW NOTES

    • 1:30 We watched college football
    • 5:15 Welcome back Logan Larson aka the Space Coyote
    • 6:00 Summing up 2016
    • 13:00 Talking RB's
    • 17:15 What does the defense look like?
    • 21:00 What will be compelling? 2017 outlook?
    • 26:00 Slaughtering Badger sacred cows
    • 28:00 The Badgers HAVE to be a power offense
    • 33:00 A lot of teams in the late 90's and early 2000's are given a pass
    • 35:30 If the Badgers do something special it wouldn't be due to Andersen
    • 40:00 Actually, Mickie's isn't that great
    • 41:45 Dylan in Arlington VA on Ohio St and BYU
    • 47:00 CF Badger on what secondary looks like in two years
    • 49:15 Adam from Barrington on Jeremy Patterson and his arms
    • 51:00 Ben in Chicago on fun rituals/superstitions/quirks
    • 56:00 BuckAround tailgate
           

    Episode 189 - B1G Picture: Indiana

    Rich and Max preview the Hoosiers with Sammy Jacobs of Hoosier Huddle and answer  listener mail

    SHOW NOTES

    • 2:00 It's been a long time since UW played Indiana
    • 3:15 Welcome Sammy Jacobs of Hoosier Huddle
    • 3:45 What happened with Kevin Wilson?
    • 7:15 What will be different on offense?
    • 9:45 How will personnel match scheme?
    • 11:00 Is the OL good?
    • 12:45 Will the D sustain their success from 16?
    • 15:30 What will make the Hoosiers fun to watch?
    • 18:00 Where is Indiana football headed?
    • 20:15 What to expect in 2017
    • 25:00 The part where Rich starts to be negative
    • 27:30 Steve from Portland on QB concerns
    • 32:45 Ben in Chicago on the secondary's weak link
    • 36:00 Bob from Oregon quality guests and the OL
    • 40:00 Tyler in Stevens Point 
    • 47:15 Travis on St Louis on a spouse views of the show
    • 52:30 Paul in Madison
           

    Episode 187 - B1G Picture: Iowa

    Scott Dochterman previews Iowa plus Rich and Max answer listener mail and get feedback on their All-Badger* Teams

    SHOW NOTES

    • 1:15 Christmas is early!
    • 2:15 Welcome Scott Dochterman of landoften.com
    • 3:30 What changed from 2015 to 2016?
    • 5:30 What will the strengths of the offense be?
    • 17:00 Can the front 7 make up for a depleted secondary?
    • 20:00 The floor? The ceiling?
    • 22:30 Ferentz's Future and the future of the B1G West
    • 29:00 And now... MAX'S IOWA THOUGHTS
    • 34:30 Bob in Oregon on Minnesota
    • 40:15 Northwestern opinions
    • 42:45 Nick in Glendale on Hornibrook's progression
    • 47:00 The listeners All-Badger teams
    • 1:08:00 NIU Minute
           

    Episode 185 - All Time* Badgers: Offensive Edition

    Rich and Max preview Northwestern with Adam Hoge before completing their All-Badger team on the offensive side of the ball. 

    SHOW NOTES

    • 1:15 Please welcome Abby aka Child 1
    • 4:00 Welcome Adam Hoge of the Northwestern sidelines
    • 4:45 Were expectations met in 2016?
    • 7:00 Will the offense be significantly better?
    • 11:45 What does the defense look like?
    • 15:45 What's one thing to watch?
    • 19:00 How will 2017 play out?
    • 22:30 Adam's take on the Badgers
    • 26:30 All Representative Badger Team (Offense Edition)
    • 29:45 Offensive Line
    • 42:00 Tight End
    • 49:45 Wide Reciever
    • 58:15 Running Back
    • 1:01:00 Fullback
    • 1:03:30 Quarterback
       
           

    Episode 183 - B1G Picture: Illinois

    With Rich out due to illness, Max rolls solo and puts together a preview of the fighting Illini.

    SHOW NOTES

    • 1:00 Rich has laryngitis... tonight is unbridled Max
    • 1:30 Welcome Chris Kennedy a Daily Illini alum and sideline guy
    • 3:30 Recapping a tumultuous 2016
    • 4:00 Airplane view of the program
    • 5:15 Lovie's grace period
    • 6:30 Recruiting under Lovie
    • 7:45 What could make this offense special?
    • 10:15 How will the front seven look?
    • 12:15 What will fans be encouraged by?
    • 14:15 2017 outlook
    • 16:30 The long term outlook
           

    Episode 182 - B1G Picture: Minnesota

    Rich and Max are joined by Kyle Goblirsch os Gopher247.com to preview 2017 Minnesota. Afterwards Rich and Max sift through listener mail and reexamine the Ben Bryant decommitment from a different angle.

    SHOW NOTES

    1:45 BuckAround popping collars
    3:30 Kyle Goblirsch of Gopher247 and his notes
    4:00 What went into firing Claeys
    8:00 When did they decide to move on?
    12:00 How will Gophers replace 1st rounder Mitch Leidner?
    14:00 What about WR?
    20:30 Strengths and weaknesses on D?
    27:15 How will 2017 play out?
    28:30 What do Fleck teams look like long term?
    37:15 Ryan in Ft Worth on improved recruiting at Minny and Nebraska
    48:30 Adam from Barrington on the non-Conference games
    52:30 Ross from Milwaukee on Orr taking a RS
    54:30 Jeff in LaCrosse on the new RS proposal
    57:45 Malik Zaire and Ben Bryant thoughts

           

    Episode 180 - B1G Picture: Purdue

    Rich and Max are joined by Mike Carmin to get the state of Purdue, discuss the Ben Bryant Situation, and run through listener mail. 

    SHOW NOTES

    • 3:00 Welcome back Mike Carmin from JC Online
    • 3:30 What did Darrell Hazel do wrong?
    • 7:30 How does the roster fit Brohm's strengths?
    • 9:15 Any offensive players to look out for?
    • 11:15 How good can the D be under Nick Holt?
    • 13:00 How will 2017 play out?
    • 15:00 Is Purdue more serious about investing in football?
    • 21:30 "It might not be a poop show." - Maxwell Brusky
    • 23:30 Ben Bryant... who knows?
    • 30:15 Adam from Barrington, IL on Chris Orr
    • 34:30 Ben from Chicago on Michael Dieter's upside
    • 37:00 Tim from St Cloud on the Badgers schedule
    • 42:15 Ty from Nashville on the LB's
           

    Episode 149 - B1G Picture: LSU

    Rich and Max are joined by Ross Dellenger to preview the season opener with LSU. They close out the show discussing Dan Voltz's retirement, Bart Houston being named starting quarterback, and the release of the Badgers' depth chart.

    SHOW NOTES

    1:15 It's Friday night... These party animals are podcasting
    4:00 Welcome back Ross Dellenger of The Advocate
    4:15 So... Leonard Fournette... Is he good? Is he healthy?
    5:45 The other RB's
    6:45 What kind of QB is Brandon Harris?
    8:15 Does WR depth matter?
    10:30 How will the OL holdup with the turnover?
    12:15 What impact will injuries have on the DL?
    15:00 Will the defense be more of a base 3-4?
    17:15 Key-ing in on the LB's (sorry...)
    18:45 What did Arkansas do vs LSU in 2015?
    21:00 What UW weakness will LSU try to exploit?
    22:30 How will this matchup play out?
    26:30 Prop Bet CONTROVERSY!!!
    32:30 Dan Voltz's retirement and OL attrition
    37:15 Bart Houston... Starting QB
    38:45 The punting (and other positions) depth chart

     

           

    Episode 148 - B1G Picture: Ohio State

    Ramzy Nasrallah of ElevenWarriors.com joins the show to preview the final conference team on the Badgers' schedule. Rich and Max then close the show with some camp talk and listener mail.  The season is almost here! 

    SHOW NOTES

    • 1:00 Your lovely and delightful hosts
    • 3:30 Welcome Ramzy Nasrallah of ElevenWarriors.com
    • 3:45 Last season a missed opportunity?
    • 7:30 How much does Meyer carryover from 2015 to 2016?
    • 9:30 JT Barrett as the leader
    • 11:15 How much of Elliot can be replaced?
    • 14:30 How will WR shake out?
    • 16:30 How is the DL still loaded?
    • 18:45 Raekwon McMillan and the LB's
    • 20:45 Reloading the secondary
    • 22:30 Schiano as the new DC
    • 23:30 Is missing the playoff a disappointment?
    • 25:30 What can derail Urban Meyer?
    • 32:30 Who will be worse than expected?
    • 42:45 Camp thoughts
    • 49:00 Leftover bold predictions
    • 54:30 Dylan in Virginia on Aranda being overrated
    • 59:30 Jared from WauKe$ha on a name change
    • 1:04:30 Rich challenges the listeners
           

    Episode 145 - B1G Picture: Michigan

    Rich and Max are joined by Ace Anbender of MGoBlog.com to take a look at the Michigan Wolverines. They then wrap up the show with some listener mail and talk about what was seen and heard at today's open scrimmage.

    SHOW NOTES

    • 2:00 Max makes technology hard
    • 3:00 Welcome Ace Anbender of MGoBlog.com
    • 3:15 2015 was a success
    • 4:45 The battle at QB
    • 8:45 RB and depth
    • 10:30 Is the OL ready to take the next step?
    • 18:00 Talking Taco and the DL
    • 20:30 Peppers and the LB's
    • 23:00 Dominating the offseason storylines
    • 25:30 The B1G East goes through Ann Arbor
    • 29:00 Silly Yak has a sister store! www.thebreadbarn.com
    • 32:00 The Badger scrimmage
    • 33:45 Wheelwright sitting out practice and being challenged
    • 35:00 The freshmen WR's
    • 38:00 Jake from Sun Prairie on the QB's maybe not developing
    • 42:00 TJ in Phoenix on the apparel request
           

    Episode 143 - Big Picture: Nebraska

    Rich and Max are joined by Mike'l Severe of The Bottom Line on Omaha.com to discuss the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Rich and Max then finish the show with some listener feedback on their depth analysis, realistic expectations for the Badgers year to year, and if there will be more BuckAround shirts in the future.

    SHOW NOTES

    • 1:30 Like Limp Bizkit, Rich and Max "Keep Rollin' "
    • 4:00 Welcome back Mike'l Severe of The Bottom Line
    • 4:45 Factors behind a poor 2015
    • 6:00 Close losses
    • 7:30 Tommie Armstrong's ceiling
    • 8:45 Best WR group in the B1G?
    • 10:00 Top 3 rushing attack in B1G?
    • 11:15 Is Newby an every down back?
    • 13:00 Is the OL the limiting factor for the offense?
    • 14:45 Heavy losses on the DL
    • 17:00 Experience and depth at LB
    • 18:30 Riley's ceiling/fit at Nebraska
    • 21:00 How will 2016 shake out?
    • 24:30 Matt from Waukesha on flattery and favorite episodes
    • 30:00 Northern Illinois CB's
    • 30:15 Jack from Oslo, Norway on more Buckaround apparel
    • 34:00 Someone driving a truck owes me a beer
    • 35:30 ... And a reminder l owe Kyle one
    • 36:15 Travis from STL on the RB grade
    • 41:15 Travis from STL on the QB situation (IOWA MENTIONS)
    • 46:15 Travis from STL on UM hype
    • 49:45 Tookie Monster on realistic expectations
    • 1:00:00 Bold prediction show prep... Send your predictions!
           

    Episode 142 - B1G Picture: Iowa

    Max hosts solo this week and tackles the subject he can never talk about enough: Iowa! He's joined by Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette to look back at Iowa's 12-2 season and see what is in store for Iowa in 2016.

    SHOW NOTES

    • 1:30 Max is flying solo for Hawkeyearound
    • 1:45 Welcome back Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette
    • 3:30 Recapping Iowa's 2015
    • 6:45 Why the different mentality in 2015
    • 8:30 Advanced stats blind spots?
    • 11:15 Parallels between 2015 and other great Iowa years
    • 13:45 B1G Championship recap
    • 18:00 What is CJ Beathards ceiling?
    • 21:30 The pass catchers
    • 24:15 Experience back on the OL
    • 27:00 The running game
    • 29:00 The front seven
    • 32:00 The secondary
    • 34:00 Special teams
    • 36:15 Outlook for 2016
    • 38:15 Shots fired... At Purdue
    • 41:45 Sustainability
    • 44:15 Max, like all Badger fans, wishes Iowa sustained success
    • 44:00 Marc, in turn, brings up 59-0
    • 45:45 Max acknowledges we will mock him for UW being his 4th favorite team
    • 47:45 The B1G landscape
           

    Episode 138 - B1G Picture: Minnesota

    Kyle Goblirsch returns to the BuckAround and gives an update on the state of Minnesota football since the departure of Jerry Kill. 

    SHOW NOTES

    • 2:00 Facial hair
    • 5:30 Welcome back Kyle Goblirsch of Gopher247
    • 6:15 Making sense of 2015
    • 11:00 How did Jerry Kill wind up at KSU?
    • 13:00 Did anyone see the coaching staff breakup coming?
    • 15:45 How long of a leash does Claeys have?
    • 17:45 Talking about future first round pick Mitch Leisner
    • 21:15 Will a RB emerge or will they go with a committee?
    • 23:30 Will all the JUCO OL's start?
    • 25:30 A look at the pass catchers
    • 30:00 The depth at LB
    • 33:30 Only one returning starter among the DB's
    • 36:15 Projecting the 2016 season
    • 42:15 Who is beating Iowa?!?